theater review

Bob Goepfert Reviews Young Frankenstein

Aug 29, 2013

If you wish to celebrate the Labor Day weekend on a silly but happy note you can’t do much better than to attend the Theater Barn production of the musical “Young Frankenstein.” It continues at the New Lebanon theater Thursday to Sunday.

“Young Frankenstein” is the musical created by Mel Brook as a follow-up to his successful Broadway hit “The Producers.”   It’s adapted from a very popular Brooks 1974 film that starred Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman and  Teri Garr, all of whom are in some degree, channeled in this Theater Barn production.

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It is hard to think of any musical with a better score than “Anything Goes.” It’s just as difficult to think of a cast who might perform those numbers better than those in the national tour playing at Proctors through Sunday.

This revival, which originated at Roundabout Theatre in New York City, is a happy musical that entertains and delights with great Cole Porter masterpieces. It opens with “I Get a Kick Out Of You” and follows with classics like “Easy to Love,” “Friendship,” “It’s De-Lovely” and “All Through the Night.”

Bob Goepfert - “The Drawer Boy” at Hubbard Hall

Jan 19, 2013

CAMBRIDGE - “The Drawer Boy,” playing at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge through Sunday, January 20, is officially the first don’t miss theater production of the year.   I know it’s only mid-January, but this would be don’t miss theater any time of the year.

Bob Goepfert - "In the Heights" at Cohoes Music Hall

Sep 20, 2012

Last month C&R Productions declared if they didn’t raise $75,000 immediately they would close and stop producing theater. They raised almost $100,000.  

I like to think of their current production of “In the Heights” at Cohoes Music Hall as a thank you present for those who to help save them.